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moored off the beach, in order to receive the marine productions, returned in his own
ftores. Mr. Banks crossed the harbour the small boat.
same day, and found a great number of

(To be continued.)
fruits, such as they had not seen before, Deo and Bettina: a Venetian Story., Intro-
among which there was a cocoa-nut, that

duced by Reflections on Plebeian Heroisma as Tupia faid, had been opened by a' crab.

and some Account of the Forms, Cuftoms, All the vegetables picked up here were interspersed with marine productions. This (From the Countess of Rosenberg's Moral

and Usages of a Regatta. gentleman having taken a boat for the pur

and Sentimental Esays, lately publisbed.] pose went up the river on the 6th, and re

(Continued from Page 508) turned on the 8th. Having examined the country they had found it little different from what they had already Teen, anderent general, the competitors at the great

regattasare chosen from among these familowing the course of the river found it to be lies of reputation. As soon as they are fixat length contracted within a narrow channel ed upon for this exploit, they spend the which was bounded by steep banks adorn- intermediate time in preparing themselves ed with beautiful trees, and the bark tree for it, by a daily affiduous and fatiguing among the rest. The land was low and exercise. If they are in service, their maltcovered with verdure, and seemed capable ers during that time, not only give them of cultivation. Several animals were feen, their liberty, but also augment their wages. one of which they judged to be a wolf. I do not know whether this custom would

“ At night, says my author, they made not seem to indicate, that they look upon a fire and took up their quarters on the bank - them as persons consecrated to the honour of the river, but the night was rendered ex- of the nation, and under a sort of obligation tremely disagreeable by the stings of the to contribute to its glory. musquitos, which pursued them into the At last the great day arrives. Their relasmoke and almost into the fire. At break tions assemble together ; they encourage the of day they set out in search of game, and heroes, by calling to their minds the faw four animals, two of which were chaf- records of their families : the women present ed by Mr. Banks's greyhound ; but they the oar, beseeching them, in an epic tóne greatly outstripped him in fpeed by leaping to remember that they are the fons of famous over the long thick grass, which incommod- men, whose steps they will be expected to ed the dog in running. It was observed follow : this they do with as much folemniof this animal that he leaped or bounded ty as the Spartan women prelented the forward on two legs, inftead of running on hield to their sons, bidding them either refour. Having returned to the boat, they turn with or upon it. Religion, as pracproceeded up the river, till it contracted to tised among the lower class of people, has, a brook of fresh water, but in which the its share in the preparations for this entertide role considerably.' When they stopped prise. They canie masses to be said ; they for the night, they saw a smoke at a distance, make vows to some particular church, and on which three of them approached it, but they arm their boats for the contest with the the Indians were gone. They faw the im- images of those saints who are most in vogue. pressions of feet on the sand, below high- Sorcerers are not forgotten upon this occawater mark, and found a fire Itill burning fion : I myself have heard a gondolier, who in the hollow of an old tree. At a small had lost the race, declare, that witchcraft distance they saw several huts, and obfer. had been practised against him, or certainly ved ovens dug in the ground: and the re- he must have won the day. I applauded mains of a recent meal were likewise apparent. this fuppofition, because it prevented the They now retired to their resing-place, and poor fellow from thinking ill of himself; Dept on plantain leaves, with a bunch of an opinion that might be favourable to him grass for their pillows, on the fide of a fand- another time, bank under the shelter of a buh. The tide The course is about four miles : the boats favouring their return in the morning, they start from a certain place, run thro’ the great loft no time in getting back to the ship. winding canal, which divides the town into The master, who had been seven leagues two parts, turn round a picket, and, comat sea, returned soon after Mr. Banks, ing back the same way, go and seize the bringing with him three turtles which he prize, which is fixed at the acutest angle of took with a boat-hook, and which together the great canal, on the convex fide : fo that weighed near eight hundred pounds. He the point of fight may be the more extendwas sent out next morning, and Mr. Banks ed, and the prize seized in the fight of accompanied him with proper inftruments {pectators on both sides. · for catch ng turtle: but not being successful, According to the number of competitors, he would not go back that night, so that different races are performed in different Mr. Banks, after collecting some fhells and forts of boate, some with one oar, and others

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with two. The prizes proposed are four; ving that the government is ever awake indicated by four flags of different colours, that it knows and sees every thing ; its ro with the different value of the prizes mark- spectful attachment to the body of patrician, ed upon them. These flags, public and glo- the sole aspect of certain officers of the pozice rious monuments, are the prizes to which in their robes, dispersed in different places 'the competitors particularly aspire. But the at o nccoperate and explain that tranquility, government always adds to each a genteel that security, which we see in the midtt of fum of money; befides that, the conque- the greatest confusion, and that furprizing do

immediately after the victory, cility in so lively and fiery a people. are surrounded by all the beau monde, who These are the most remarkable custom congratulate and make them presents : after and circumstances of the celebrated Venetian which they go, bearing their honourable regatta. I have all the ideas fresh in my trophy in their hand, down the whole length mind'; for two were given in this very spring of the canal, and receive the applause of of the year 1984: the first, to the King of innumerable spectators.

Sweden, among other entertainments by This grand canal, ever ftriking by the which the republic testified to that illuftrioris fingularity and beauty of the buildings which sovereign, the satisfaction they felt in the border it, is, upon those occasions, covered honour he did them: the second, to their with an infinity of spectators, in all sorts of Royal Highnesses the Archduke Ferdinand barges, boats, and gondolas. The element of Austria and his confort, on the occafioa on which they move is scarcely seen ; but of a visit which these neighbouring princes the noise of oars, the agitation of arms and made to the city of Venice. bodies in perpetualmotlon,indicate the specta- After having thus prepared my scene, cle to be upon the water. At certain distances, and made known my personages, I will nest on each side of the shore, are erected little relate a plebeian tale, the subject of which amphitheatres and scaffoldings, where are really happened at this second regatta. My placed bands of muúc; the harmonious found reader will not be displeased to learn, at the of which predominates, now and then, over same time, several other customs of a nation the buzzing noise of the people. Some day which still preserves many interesting chabefore a regatta one may see, on the great racteristics that diftinguish it from the other canal, many boats for pleasure and entertain- people of lialy. ment. The young noble, the citizen, the

(To be continued.) rich artisan, mounts a large boat of fix or cight oars ; his gondoliers decorated with

For Exshaw's Magazine. rich and fingular dresses, and the veslel itself

T. MR. adorned with various suffs. Among the no, bles there are always a nunber who are at

5 I R, a considerable expence in these decorations, AM not so ignorant of your character as and, at the regatta itlelf, exhibit on the I to expect an inmediate attention to this water, personages of mythologic fory, address. You will treat it with contempt; with the heroes of antiquity in their train, for you have seldom refifted the impuse of a or amuse themselves with representing the proud and violent fpirit. When your wrath costuini of different nations : in short, peo- has ahated, you may review what excited it. pie contribute, with a mad fort of magnifi. I hope your mind has not lokt all its senkb:li. cence, from all quarters, to this masquerade, ty, and that there may be a time when this the favourite diversion of the Venetians. letter shall prove a monitor. Till then, But these great machines, not being the less what you have committed will appear no in motion on account of the ornaments, are crime ; every Rep will harden you in profija not merely destined to grace the shew : gacy, until to do wrong becomes your itud, they are employed at the regatta, at every your pleasure, and, as it were, the duty of moment to range the people, to protect the your age and station. If the many vicos course, and to keep the avenue open and clear which degrade your character leave you tothe goal. The nobility, kneeling upon cul doubtful of the cause of the pretent letter ions at the prow of their vessels, are atten- know that the purpose of it is to give you tive to those matters, and announce their or- notice of the death of Miss , whoia dors to the moit reftive, by darting at them you bafely betrayed, and abandoned to diflittle gilded or folvered balls, by means of honour. certain bows, with which they are furnished This night, Sir, the lies in a grave, a on this occafion. And this is theor:ly appea- monument of her infamy, 'and an example of rance of coercion in the Venctian police on that noble pride of virtue that allows not its these days of the greatest tumult: nor is pofle Tor to live in flame. Of her many there to be seen, in any part of the city, a miseries and sufferings, you have the wretched tody of guards, or patrol, nor even a gun merit. May you allo have a fare in her

a halbert. The mildness of the nation, contrition! fy, its education in the habit of belie.

Ambitious

arts

Ambitious as you are, Sir, of a bad cha- only found a friend in your

breaft: it occuracter, you have not always been fo. In pied the whole ; there was no space for symyour boyish years I remember you bade fair pathy, or reflection ; you neither weighed the for goodnels and wildom; personal ac- consequence to her,likeamanof tender feeling, complishments seemed to embellish mental nor dreaded the consequence to yourself like worth, but the influence of badcompany upon a a man of prudence. Destitute of reflection latent disposition changed your conduct, and yourself, your whole ambition was to make established your character. Wealth supplied her to, to throw her off her guard ; to fafthe means, and you thought it might argue cinate, by the language of a charmer, her a want of proper fpirit not to employ those whole senses, and, by the actions of a profiiin the ruin of innocence. I know that gate, to undo the enchantment, and leave to many have fallen victims to your arts, her eyes, and the eyes of the world, the who had little besides reputation to give a wreck of happiness and of character. distinction between them and the worthless. Reflect, Sir, if a more recent opportunity The conqueft over such was easy, and there to ruin and deceive, has not driven them fore to you fatiating and untashionable. from your memory, reflect on the circumTo destroy virtue when a principle of Itances which you could not but observe in the mind, and a guide to the actions, the course of your progress, and see if in all seemed a more glorious undertaking; you these there were not many to have interrupentered on it with a malignant fpirit, and red your purpose, and created your esteem pursued it with ardor. Had your cruelty instead of enmity. Were there never times been confined to them who wanting wealth when your heart checked you, and obliges want friends, it is probable we might havere. you almost to revoke? Could neither youth, mained ignorant of it ; but when you da- nor beauty, nor innocence, find even a mored to degrade rank equal to your own, to mentary friend in your thoughts ? Did you infamy equal to your own, your baleness never dread the resentment of her friends, would no longer be concealed.

and the contempt of the good part of manWhen I review the which you kil? Were your vices only permanent, practised in the ruin of that beauteous un- and all your better resolutions transitory? fortunate, who has just left the world, I They were. To feel for another's woe know not whether to be most indignant was a lesson you had never known. You against your profiigacy, or to wonder at had learned to plant thorns in a happy breast, the ingenuity which marked every step you but never to pity the inifery you had occafitook. In reputation and fortune you know oned. Convinced that your pleasure lay in the family to be equal, if not above your the gratification of lawless passion, you inown. This daughter's education was the dulged every impulse : you forgot that

your only pleasure of her parents declining days. duty was to restrain those by reason, chaHer mind was carefully instructed in every racter, humanity and conscience. You had worthy sentiment, and it was a pleasing not even the merit of a coward, for he atreflection that her early conduct spoke her tempts the life of his enemy; nor had

you to be ariable, ingenious and sendible-á the tenderness of a brave man, for he weeps companion for her parents, the virtuous, over the wound he has made. Continual and herielf.

licence, and continual encouragement, gave But unhappily there is in female rapidity to your career ; you found compayouth a critical period, when sensibility of ny congenial to your mind, and posseiled foul leaves them fusceptible of many impref- opulence suited to your wants and your exTions ; and, while it is experience on- travagance. ly that can guide them to difcriminate be- When I was personally' acquainted with tween those impreilions, her few years you, you did not seem ignorant of the ways kept her ignorant or that experience. It of men, or unacquainted with the movewas this period you made choice of forments of the heart; and it is thus

you

have the accomplithment of your deligns. You acquired and extended your knowledge, by interpoled ere the law of right and wrong, subjecting others to your fatal experiments. the nice boundaries of prudence, were You knew how to court the approbation of 'eitatlished; you laid your plans with pe- that fair one ; you fpared no art, and netration and subtlety, and concealed their you gained it, but it was only to despise the depth with hypocrily. The object of your good nature that bestowed it. The credulialifice had not yet learned that one may ty of youth and innocence was a fanction to finile and deceive; and at a time when the your attempts, and favoured them. In the believed every one to be as much a friend language of flattery you deified inoderate to fincerity and und guised truth as herself, qualifications, and raised frailties to perfectiyou taught her, by iad experience, what on. You knew how to improve the most happier families only know by report, that trilling advantages, and were regardless of an ingenuous soul is ever in danger from the difficulties and jangers.

I will machinations of a deigning world. Vice

I wish that it were in my power to boast, without diftinguishing any thing, until ! that in spite of all your arts, the consequences climbed one of my great hemp stalks : when of them have been confined to one alone, to my aftonishment I beheld two fnakes of that Miss - was the only sufferer by considerable length, the one pursuing the her crime and your guilt. No, Sir, your other with great celerity through a hemp cruelty has extended even beyond the grave. stubble-field. The aggreitor was of the black You never were ignorant of the worth of kind, fix feet long; the fugitive was a waher parents, nor a stranger to their friend. ter-snake, nearly of equal dimenfions. They thip. This daughter was their only com- foon met, and in the fury of their first estfort, saved from the wreck of a numerous counter, they appeared in an instant firmly family. She was the tender care that made twitted together; and whilit their united life defirable. But the horrors of their dif- tails beat the ground, they tried with open appointment are defcribable only in their jaws to lacerate each other. What a tal most obvious effects. So baneful and speedy aspect did they present! Their heads were have those been, that in all probability ere compresied to a very small fize; their eyes this reach you, there will not be an individual flashed fire; and after this confiict had lastbelonging to the family alive, to reproach ed about five minutes, the second found you for your baseness.

means to disengage itself from the firfi, and Think on this mournful calamity, if you hurried towards the ditch. Its antagonit can, with a smile of conscious pride and instantly assumed a new posture, and half power. Trace back the steps which led creeping and half erect, with a najettic to it, boast of their success to your un- mien, overtook and attacked the other again, feeling accomplices. Tell them you havetri- which placed itself in the same attitude, and unphed over virtue, you have triumphed prepared to refift. The scene was uncomover humanity, you have deserted the dif- mon and beautiful; for, thus opposed, they tresled objet, and have fent her into the cold fought with their jaws, biting each other grave - - Make them laugh at that. with the utmost rage ; but notwithftanding

But, Sir, although you may carry your this appearance of mutual courage and fury pride to the lowest earth, your pouer the water-snake ftill feemned desirous of redraws apace to its period.' Health, even d'eating towards the ditch, its natural clewith temperance and virtue, has neither ment. This was no sooner perceived by permanency nor certainty. Pensive mo- the kech-eyed black one, than twisting its ments will come to make you' wretched tail twice round a ítalk of hemp, and when you least expect, and leaft can bear feizing its adversary by the throai, not them. The days of your seeming profpe-. by means of its jaws, but by twifisg iti rity wear to their end; your plealure de- own neck twice round that of the watercays in every enjoyment. All the ferenity {nake, it pulled the latter back from the which feems to light you the way to happi- ditch. To prevent a defeat, the waternels, is but the mockery of a deluded snake took hold likewife of a falk on the mind. A cloud of miery hangs over your bank, and by the arquitition of that point of head to darken the days of remorse, and resistance became a match for its fierce anwhen thote coine, as soon they must, you tagonist. Strange was this to behold; two will be the firft to pronounce, that you are great Inakes strongly adhering to the ground unfit to live, and the laft to think that fastening together, by means of the writhyou are ready to die. Be assured, that ing3 which lashed them to each other, and the burthen of misery which awaits your- ftretched at their full length, they pulled fulf, is heavier far than any you have but pulled in vain ; and in the incidents of heaped on another.

greatelt exertions, that part of their bodies Reserve this letter for the first interview, which- was entwined, seemed extremely you have with yourfelf. If that intervicw finall, while the rest appeared inflated, and be of your own feeking, it may prove a

now and ihen convulled with Prong uncuia. friendly disiuasive If not, and you be tions, rapidly following each other. Their driven by diteafe to seek death, it will join eyes seemed on fire, and ready to start cut with your bitteret reflections, and your of their heads; at one time the corsi end will be iniserable as your lefe has been seemed decided ; the water-Inake bent if vicious.

into two great folds, and by that operation Remarkable Account of a Battle between two outstretched; the next minute the new itrus

rendered the other more than coinmonly Snakes, (Written by an American Farmer.)

gles of the black one gained an unexpeted

superiority; it acquired iwo great folds likeА

S I was one day sitting folitary and wife, which neceliarily extended the body

pensive in my arbour, my attention of its adversary in proportion as it bad was engaged by a strange fort of ruftling noite contracted its own. These efforts were alai forre paces distance. I looked all around, ternate ; victory seemed doubtful, inclining

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fometimes to the one fide, and some- And be it further enacted by the authotimes to the other : until at last the rity aforesaid, that from and after the said ftalk, to which the black snake was first day of Auguft next, if any ship, vesel faftened, suddenly gave way, in consequence or craft of any kind, as aforesaid, be found of this accident they both plunged into the in any port, harbour, or creek, or any other ditch. The water did not extinguish their place within this Commonwealth, 'taking vindictive rage ; for by their agitations I on board, or having taken on board while in could trace, though not diftinguish their this Commonwealth, any of the articles mutual attacks. They soon re-appeared on aforesaid, contrary to the true intent and the surface, twisted together, as in their first meaning of this act, every such ship, vessel, onfet ; but the black snake seemed to retain or craft, together with their lading, shall its wonted fuperiority, for its headwas exactly be forfeited, and shall and may be seized by fixed above that of the other, whieh it any naval officer, collector of excise, or his incessantly pressed down under the water, deputy, or by any other citizen or citizens until it was îtified and funk. The victor no of the United States, and the same may be issue fooner perceived its enemy incapable of cd for, pro-ecuted and recovered in any court farther resistance, than, abandoning it to the of record within this Commonwealth, procurrent,it returned on shore, and ditappeared. per to try the fame; and after deducing A correct Copy of the Probibitory Af lately the grois produce thereof, the remainder

the charges of prosecuting the fame, from pofled by the Legislature of Maljacbujets thall be given, one moiety to the person or

in North America ; which at this time is weil worth the attention of all the trading profecuted the same, and the other moiety

persons who shall have made the feizure and Interests of tbis Country.

îhall be paid into the treasury of the ComCommonwealth of Masacbuffers: monwealth, for the use of the same. In tbe Year of our Lord, 1785.

And be it further enacted, that from and An Aa for the Regulation of Navigation and shall not be taken out or landed from on

after the firft day of Auguft next, there Commerce.

board any ship, veel, or craft, not wholly HEREAS it is become expedient belonging to, or the property of the citizens wealth, to make some commercial regulati- merchandize in any port, harbour, or creek ons for the encouragement of their own trade: or any other place within this Common

Therefore be it enacted, by the Senate wealth, except the ports of Boston, Falmouthand House of Representatives, in General (in Casco Bay) and Dartmouth; and if any Court asembled, and by the authority of the ship,vefsel or craft, not wholly ownedas aforefame, that from and after the first day of said, sall be found in any port, harbour, or August next, and during the continuance creek, or any other place within this Comof this act, there shall not be exported monwealth, except the ports of Boston, Falfrom any port, harbour, creek, bay, or in- mouth, (in Casco Bay)and Dartmouth aforelet, river, or thore, or any other place with faid discharging herloading, or any part thereof in this Commonwealth, any goods, wares, or having discharged her loading, or any

merchandize, the growth, manufac- part thereof, otherwise than abovementionture, or produce of this or any of ihe Uni- ed, the said ship, vessel, or craft, together ted States, in any ship, veslels, or craft of with her loading, shall be seized and forany kind, belonging (either in whole or feited, to be recovered and appropriated as in part) to, or being the property of any of aforesaid. the subjects of the King of Great Britain. And be it further enacted, that from and

Provided nevertheless, and whereas pro- after the first day of August next, there shall clamations and orders have been issued be paid by the master, owner, or consignee by the governors of several parts of the Bri- of every ship, vesiel, or craft, owned either tiih dominions, for prohibiting vessels be- in part or in whole by any foreigner at the longing to any of the United States from time of entering the said thip, vestel or craft, entering their ports or trafficking there. into the hands of the naval officer of the

Be it further enacted, that in case the ports of Boston, Falmouth, and Dartmouth said proclamations and orders shall be rever- aforesaid, for the use and benefit of this fed, and open trade allowed to such vesels, common

onwealth, a duty of five stillings per and the governor of this Commonwealth ton, for each and every ton said vefrei may being certified thereof, thall by advice of measure by carpenters measurement, and a Council publicly fignify the same by his farther duty of iwo shillings and eight-pence proclamation, then ihall the foregoing per ton, as light money, in addition to what clause of this act be discontinued, and mail by law they are now subject to pay, for cease to operate during the time such open the use and service of the light bulisi trade shall be allowed.

and likewise pay unto the collectui oleme Gent. Mag. Nov. 1785.

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